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More than 50 percent of jobs in Qatar may be lost to automation: WEF

24 May 2023

As per reports by the World Economic Forum (WEF), 52 percent of the work in Qatar is susceptible to automation.

The international non-governmental organization said that 46 percent of work activities in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia are also likely to turn towards automated in the coming years.

Majority of the fast-growing roles worldwide are based on technology, and technology is likely to transform one billion jobs by 2030.

The push towards automation (as per the Future of Jobs report for 2023), will involve a decline worldwide in data entry clerks’ jobs, cashiers, ticket clerks and bank tellers.

Cashiers and ticket clerks are among the 26million record-keeping and administrative jobs, that are likely to become fewer by 2027.

Also, other roles such as Accounting, payroll clerks, bookkeeping and administrative and executive secretaries are also likely to become lesser in demand, largely due to digitalization and automation.

Meanwhile, AI and Machine Learning specialists are topmost in the list of fastest-growing jobs, followed by sustainability specialists, business intelligence analysts and information security analysts. 

Jobs in Education sector are likely to grow by 10 percent with 3 million additional jobs included for vocational education teachers and for university and higher education teachers.

The Future of Jobs report surveyed 803 companies, employing more than 11.3mn workers across 27 industry clusters and 45 economies from regions across the world.

Robin Vinod

Writer/blogger who writes on topics such as travel, real estate, employment and everyday life on GCC countries.

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